A Walk Across the Sun – Corban Addison
When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, 17-year-old Ahalya and Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. As they struggle to make sense of the wreckage of their lives, they are abducted by human traffickers and thrust into a hidden world of sexual violence and illicit commerce, where the most valuable prize is the innocence of a child.
Halfway across the world, in Washington D.C., an attorney Thomas Clarke faces his own personal and professional crises. Haunted by the tragic death of his infant daughter and estranged from his wife, he pursues a pro bono sabbatical in India with an NGO that targets the sub-continent’s human traffickers. In Mumbai his conscience awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the sex trade and the corrupt judicial system that fosters it. When he learns the fate of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his personal mission to rescue them, setting the stage for a deadly showdown with an international network of ruthless criminals.